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  • Premier Icon kimbers
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    mrs toast I was at that one

    but this was my first…….

    didnt bother with aerosmith we found a quiet spot and smoked our tiny piece of hash

    bog roll, wet wipes, alcohol hand gel

    Premier Icon Cougar
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    Condoms – but my son is a sweet innocent young lad that does not do ‘that sort of thing’… Should I get some for him.

    I don’t know about your father / son relationship, but if I were going to a concert as a teenager and my dad went “here you go son, something for the weekend” I’d have been mortified.

    Premier Icon singletrackgrace
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    I went in 2010. He’ll be fine. There’s always someone smellier and more tentless than you.

    I recommend bringing more cash than he think he’ll need. Even if he takes food, the £5-a-slice pizza there is often unbearable to resist. He’ll have a great time. 🙂

    brooess
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    He’ll be fine. Today’s kids have gone soft 😉
    First time I went, 1995 we had to hunker down at the front whilst a battle raged with bottles of piss, and some even filled with sand (a half-brick essentially) and my mate got hit by half a watermelon. We then managed to survive 90 mins in the moshpit to Metallica.
    Second time I went, last year, it appears that all that had gone out of fashion – lots of standing around watching and moshing appears to have been replaced by running around in a circle, in the same direction!
    I fear for our youth, I really do 🙂

    Premier Icon mattbee
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    I went to Donnington ’95 too, ended up copping off witha girl who’d lost her friends whilst drunk on smuggled in vodka. Good times…

    Premier Icon Sandwich
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    I have had the “condom” talk with Sandwich Jr. Oh it was fun 😈

    He said to his mother “Let us never speak of such things again”. My work here is done!

    spchantler
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    first festie? 7 years old at nenthead….on my own at scoraig at 16, that was a festie, tarquin.

    Pigface
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    Rammstein on Sunday 😆

    Premier Icon darrell
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    twas my first rock festival

    totally brilliant

    Premier Icon garage-dweller
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    Warn him that beer coloured liquid being launched over the crowd is not in fact beer although it may have an alement of ‘recycled’ beer in it.

    I went in 1994 and 1995 and had a great time. Never felt unsafe as despite the crazyness nealy everyone i encountered was behaving like a decent human being.

    All the practical stuff has been covered.

    Premier Icon garage-dweller
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    Kimbers – didnt bother with Aerosmith you phillistine!

    Contributing to the booing of extreme I could understand.

    My first experience of a big crowd mosh pit. Tee hee hee. It was the heat that caught me out. And the flying piss!

    Premier Icon bigdean
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    Mrs Toast
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    mrs toast I was at that one

    but this was my first…..

    I really wanted to go to that one because it had Pantera, Sepultura and Biohazard. Had to settle for listening to it on Radio 1 and putting the posters from the Kerrang! special the following week to decorate my art folder. *sniff*

    I threw a strawberry yoghurt cupcake at Seb Bach during Skid Row’s set in ’95, because I was proper metal and didn’t go in for all that hair malarkey (although I’ve developed an appreciation for it as I’ve gotten older…)

    At Donington ’96, we watched Kiss for 10 minutes, decided they were shit and went for a burger. ROCK AND ROLLL!!!

    Ozzfest ’98 was ace as well, for the massive Mexican Wave and general ignoring of the Foo Fighters! 😆

    dont take anything you cant afford to lose.

    First nights are notorious for tent thefts – dont have alot of cash in the tent – normally there are cash machines on site. I take the position that yes its costs me £2 or so to get cash out each day, but thats a pitance compared to some of the guys in tents around us who had £100-£200 stolen over night on the first day of the festival by the gangs that buy tickets, knowing they can steal enough cash to make a profit.

    Premier Icon Cougar
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    Contributing to the booing of extreme I could understand.

    I was there for that. They made their bed.

    There was a discontent before they came on that they weren’t overly welcome, but when they came on they were well received.

    Unfortunately, Gary Cherone had clearly got wind of it and had a right chip on his shoulder, his approach to dealing with it was to treat everyone with contempt and essentially go “we know you don’t want us here but **** you.” It was only at that point that the crowd turned and everyone started booing. It was nothing to do with the band and everything to do with their shitty attitude.

    Premier Icon Cougar
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    First nights are notorious for tent thefts – dont have alot of cash in the tent

    Keep any valuables in your sleeping bag overnight. Safest place for your money when you’re asleep is next to your feet.

    emsz
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    My first was Reading 2007. Dan le Sac and Crystal Castles were highlights, I was 16 and it was pretty grim 😆 Been to glasto with mum and dad since I was about 3, was one of those bratty kids you could see running wild like a pack of dogs!!

    My kit is wellies ( regardless) emergency tampon, cash. never bothered with tent or sleeping bag.

    AdamW
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    I live in Long Eaton, near CD. I’ll hear it for free anyway, no doubt!

    WackoAK
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    My first one at the age of 15, it was all in the one day.

    monkey_boy
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    good on your and your son, alteast he’s cool and going to a festival with proper LOUD music 😉

    Premier Icon cakefacesmallblock
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    Download these days will seem like a church fete compared with some of the gigs from years ago. Led Zeppelin et al, Knebworth ’79, for instance. Nuts, but fun.

    He’ll be fine.

    Premier Icon porter_jamie
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    1987. seems like such a long time ago now. all in one day, and all on one stage. tickets £16 on the day.

    Mary Hinge
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    he might not die from anything that happens at the festival…..but I’ll bloody kill him if he makes me miss my flight from EMA on Sunday!

    bigbadbob
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    Well folks, he is away down to Download. I made him read these replies last night, hopefully he has taken some of the stuff in, they never listen to their parents, so I told him listen to this lot, they have done it, they have been there. I think he took something in anyway. Byetheway, can you take booze in or will he have to drink all his cans on the way in…

    Premier Icon Northwind
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    emsz – Member

    My first was Reading 2007. Dan le Sac and Crystal Castles were highlights

    You ****ing what? Nine Inch Nails on the big stage booted it so far out of the park, Trent’s mum made him buy them a new ball.

    Premier Icon tomhoward
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    IME you can take booze into the campsite area (no glass though) but not into the main arena. That is at Leeds though, and there are many ways to sneak it in if you are determined 🙂

    Mrs Toast
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    Well folks, he is away down to Download. I made him read these replies last night, hopefully he has taken some of the stuff in, they never listen to their parents, so I told him listen to this lot, they have done it, they have been there. I think he took something in anyway. Byetheway, can you take booze in or will he have to drink all his cans on the way in…

    They used to make you pour away ANY drink at the entrance, alcoholic or not, unless it was in a plastic square container (like the huge cordial bottles). Not sure what the rules are now though.

    Oh, and tell him that in 15 years time he can look forward to bitching about how Donington is crap compared to when he used to go! 😛

    Premier Icon Cougar
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    I threw a strawberry yoghurt cupcake at Seb Bach during Skid Row’s set in ’95

    Is that why he ran on stage, slipped, and rapidly exited the other side of the stage on his arse?

    Tallpaul
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    My favourite memory from Donnington ’95 was someone managing to hit Slash with a slice of watermelon. Good times.

    emsz
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    Northwind, not much of a NIN fans soz 😳

    I think it was smashing pumpkins…? Anyway

    Premier Icon Lifer
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    Daphne & Celeste at Reading (’99? ’00?) was something to behold. Fairplay they lasted the 15mins required to get paid, but not a second more. 😆

    TiRed
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    dont take anything you cant afford to lose.

    This.

    My friend had to go to Reading with a replacement tent and contents for his 18yo son after the first day! Someone just scooped up the tent and walked off with all the contents. Go with the cheapest you can throw away – pop up, single skinned. Don’t take valuables.

    Premier Icon tomhoward
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    Well, how did it go?

    Premier Icon 40mpg
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    My daughter went with her mate (both 17). Said it was all old people – I think that was just the bands!

    Premier Icon molgrips
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    Well, how did it go?

    More specifically, did he score?

    gmex619
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    2 Questions..

    1) Is he dead?

    2) If the answer too the above is no, did he score/bring home a bunch of cans.. Last one I went too I left with more beer than I took!

    weare138
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    I went to Donnington in 1984 for my first festival… If went dark about 4pm when the sky was blocked out by a huge piss bottle fight. I got hit by a bag a sick.

    When Thunder blew everyone else away!

    Pigface
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    Rammstein were very very good from all accounts

    edlong
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    I threw a strawberry yoghurt cupcake at Seb Bach during Skid Row’s set in ’95
    Is that why he ran on stage, slipped, and rapidly exited the other side of the stage on his arse?

    I think that (Bach running onto the stage and landing on arse) was ’92? I’m assuming he learnt from it and didn’t make sliding on piss part of their Donnington show as standard?

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